Hey everyone! Just thought I'd make a post before going out for another morning of failure! :angry: I've been hitting the river every weekend (rain or shine) all summer now with VERY dissapointing results so far. My goal has been to land a few monster cats, but so far nothings working. I'm putting the boat in at Lockport and heading up river. Due to issues with my boat, I'm only going up river a few miles, just in case I get stuck. :smile2: I've tried livers, stink baits and bluegill (bluegill have been the only thing producing any catches so far). The stinkbaits have done nothing and the livers are getting pecked off by smaller fish and gar. What I've been doing lately is using homemade bobbers (made out of platic water bottles) with bluegill as the bait. I start off by getting around 15-20ft off of the banks and drop the bluegill (with a sinker) to the bottom. I bring the bait off the bottom a foot or two and attach the homemade bobbers. I let the bobbers drift away from the boat till I think they are far enough away and stop them. I'll then go to my electric trolling motor and put it on the lowest setting it has and start heading up the banks as slow as I can get it to go. Then I'll drift back on the other side of the river when I'm ready to go home (usually 8-10 hrs later). So far, I've landed 2 flatheads, 2 blue cats and a bass using this method. Sadly, the largest fish has only been a couple of pounds and the fact that this is all I've produced all summer long has me pretty baffled to say the least!!! ALL of these fish were caught in one stretch of rock banks within sight of the boat ramp. I've tried fishing the deeper water- Nothing. Tried night fishing twice- Nothing. So far, early morning is when all my fish are being caught. It's a little after 4am and I'm getting ready to head out with hopes that the rainfall will get them in the mood to bite. One thing I have noticed that has me a bit concerned is that I've seen several large cats floating down the river belly up. There is construction of some sort going on up river at Lock #3 . I'm wondering if this is what's causing the lousy fishing (or if I'm really that unlucky) . Anyone else here fishing this strech of river?